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Sprawlball: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA

Sprawlball: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA

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09 APR 2019

Noah Brier

Why is this interesting? - Tuesday, April 9

The book describes the shift in strategy in basketball with the advent of data-intensive technology and new insights, leading to a new playing strategy focused on the value of three-pointers and layups.

From the leading expert in the exploding field of basketball analytics, a stunning infographic decoding of the modern NBA: who shoots where, how well, and why. The field of basketball analytics has leaped into overdrive thanks to Kirk Goldsberry, whose spatial and visual analyses of players, teams, and positions have helped us all understand who really is the most valuable player at any position. SprawlBall combines stunning visuals, in-depth analysis, behind-the-scenes stories, and gee-whiz facts to chart a modern revolution. Since the introduction of the three-point line, the game has changed drastically, with players like Steph Curry and James Harden leading the charge.

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